Falls Creek is Australia’s premier cross country skiing resort and has been a major partner of the Australian Cross Country Ski Team and the official National Training Centre since 2004. Falls Creek has a long tradition of cross country ski racing, with many locally grown athletes representing Australia in international competition going back to Dick Walpole at the Winter Olympics in 1960. The establishment of the Australian Birkebeiner in 1977 and inclusion of the Kangaroo Hoppet in the Worldloppet series in 1991 cemented Falls Creek’s place on the international citizen racing map. The easy access onto the Bogong High Plains also provides fantastic recreational and back country skiing opportunities.
Falls Creek’s cross country trails are maintained by the Falls Creek Resort Management and groomed daily throughout the winter. Local community groups and state organisations including the Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club and Parks Victoria also play a key role in the facility development and summer trail maintenance.
Further details of National Team activities at Falls Creek can be found on the National Training Centre page.